Maseru – Following Local Government elections held in the country last month, Community Councils will resume duties on Friday as per Local Government Act of 1997.
This was revealed by the Minister of Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs, Honourable Habofanoe Lehana at a press briefing in Maseru on Wednesday, saying the first sitting of Community Councillors will be held on October 30 countrywide.
He said during the first sitting Councillors will take an oath and there will be elections for Maseru City Council Mayor, the Chairperson and Deputy Mayor as well as members of the District Council.
He added that once the process is completed, Community Councils will be regarded to have legally resumed duties and each Council will be expected to prepare for its sittings with regard to the law, saying the Ministry is currently making preparations for trainings of all Councillors to equip them with skills before they resume duties.
Honourable Lehana said the selection of Chiefs who represent other Chiefs within the Community Councils has already been completed, and congratulated all Community Councillors for being entrusted to perform duties that will benefit communities and urged members of the public to support them.
He pledged to ensure that Community Councillors are paid on time and have resources to perform their duties effectively.
A report from the Independent Electoral Elections indicated that about 1269 Community Councillors were elected during the Local Government Elections. Lena